Fruit And Vegetable Storage Reinvented. No More Rotting & Wasting.

Are you sick of throwing away rotten fruits and veggies that were left forgotten in the back of your fridge?

Good news: It doesn’t have to be this way! And the best part is, you don’t even need your fridge.

The Denise is a set of three sections which allows fruits and vegetables to be stored longer without the need of technology or electricity. It is made entirely out of renewable and locally sourced materials.

If we take into account the complete life cycle of food, from the producer to our homes, food waste amounts to about a third of food produced worldwide. (FAO, 2011)

Here’s How It Works

The first section uses sand to naturally preserve the moisture of root vegetables. The tray allows them to be stored vertically, in their original position. This conservation principle is inspired from cellars which our ancestors used to keep vegetables throughout winter.

This section is designed for: Root vegetables such as shallots, celery, beetroots, carrots, leeks etc.

Some fruits and vegetables need to be hydrated daily while others do not tolerate low fridge temperatures. The Denise II is a ceramic bowl fitted with wooden slats that allows for the watering of fruits and vegetables. The collected water brings them the freshness and hydration they need. The bowl can be fixed on a wall, put on the dining room table, or simply left on the kitchen counter.

This section is designed for: Tomatoes, cucumbers, gherkins, squashes, melons, zucchinis, peppers, apricots, lemons, oranges, kiwis, exotic fruits, peaches, pears, aubergines.

The first compartment of this section is used for potatoes. Right above it is for apples. There is an air exchange between the two, as they have mutual conservation properties. The second compartment is to store garlic, onions, and French shallots.

This section is designed for: Apples, potatoes, sweet potatoes, garlic, onions, french shallots.

La Denise brings a simple and stylish solution to food waste in homes. By always having your fruits and veggies in sight, you are much less likely to forget about them and let them spoil in your fridge!

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If you Love a Tiny House, Then You’ll Really Love A Tiny Houseboat!

Have you ever wanted to just up and quit your job, build a boat, and travel the world? Sure, that might seem a little extreme, but maybe one day at least part of the package can come true.

Enter Roy Schreyer of Roy Designed That who designs and builds awesome things. His projects require a great deal of skill, but Roy shares his creations with the world, the hope being that others will give his designs and projects a try too.

That’s why when I came across his DIY tiny houseboat, I was super excited. I’ve always loved boats – there’s something very relaxing about being out on the water. Hours fly by and seem to stand still at the same time. But how cool would it be to have a little boat that you could cruise around in all day, and then instead of having to leave the boat behind at the dock, you can anchor it and spend the night right there. That sounds pretty cool to me.

Roy Schreyer has many designs, but this one is by far my favorite.


It’s a tiny houseboat. The structure was built with minimalist principles to make the best use out of space.


One of the benefits of the boat’s size is that you can anchor it almost anywhere! Take off for a weekend or just cruise around the lake for an afternoon.


It’s actually a lot roomier on the inside than you’d think. With this set up, there’s enough space for several people to sit comfortably.


The seating area can also be converted into a bedroom. I can just imagine falling asleep to the sound of the waves against the boat. RoyDesignedThat

The steering column is an old-fashioned wooden wheel with spokes that hearken back to the days of tall ships.


The inside is surrounded by windows so everyone is guaranteed a good view.


It wouldn’t be a Tiny Houseboat without a space for the most important time of the day – mealtime! In addition to a seating area and a bedroom, the cabin can also be converted into a dining room.


You can dock this little guy anywhere, including a sandbar for an afternoon picnic.


Here’s a video of the Tiny Houseboat in action:

Original source: viralnova